13 Assisted Living Facilities near Gardendale, AL
There are 13 Assisted Living Facilities in the Gardendale area, with 3 in Gardendale and 10 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 49 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Gardendale. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Gardendale 3.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Birmingham with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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3 Assisted Living Facilities in Gardendale, AL
10 Assisted Living Facilities near Gardendale, AL
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Gardendale
Gardendale is a bedroom community on the outskirts of Birmingham, the state capital. A little over 14,000 people live in Gardendale, 19% of whom are seniors aged 65 and over. Seniors in Gardendale who need help with their daily routine in order to live independently have two assisted living facilities in the city to choose from, with several more in the larger Birmingham area to the south.
These facilities, like all residential care facilities in the state, are licensed, regulated and inspected by the Alabama Department of Public Health Board of Public Health.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Gardendale
- The weather in Gardendale is both highly seasonal and full of surprises. July and August can get hot, with average highs of 91 degrees during the peak of summer. Winter sees average lows of 34 degrees in December, when Gardendale may actually get up to 2 inches of snow, which is unusual for much of the South. The warmer seasons bring up to 54 inches of hard-to-predict rain at odd times, usually for short cloudbursts. Seniors who are sensitive to high humidity or high pollen counts may have some difficulty in summer when these sudden storms send both over town.
- The cost of living in Gardendale is relatively low in most categories, though seniors may pay more than the national average for healthcare. Costs in all categories combined run to just 95% of the national average, though medical care in Gardendale can average up to 4% higher than typical costs nationwide.
Crime rates in Gardendale are somewhat high by national standards. Seniors are relatively safe from violent crime, which is slightly lower than the typical national rate for a city the size of Gardendale, though property crime rises in some categories to nearly 50% above the national average. Overall, crime rates in Gardendale are roughly 20% above the national average.
- The Birmingham/Jefferson Public Transit Authority (MAX Transit) provides most of the public transportation in Gardendale. MAX Transit offers greater than half-off discounts to seniors age 62 and over with a valid transit ID, Medicare card or military ID.
- The Gardendale area is home to world-class medical facilities, including St. Vincent East Hospital and UAB University Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Birmingham is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Gardendale
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Gardendale start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Gardendale and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Gardendale
Seniors who need help paying the cost of assisted living in Gardendale will not find any Medicaid waivers to support this type of senior living. The present waivers are designed to help seniors remain living at home.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Alabama page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Gardendale
Gardendale and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Gardendale, please visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Gardendale
Gardendale-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Alabama are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page for more information about these laws.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Gardendale
Review of Covenant Place of Gardendale
My client has moved into Covenant Place of Gardendale. The staff is very professional and friendly. The facility itself is very clean and offered an excellent level of service. The food is good and... Read more
Review of Home Sweet Home
I would not put my worst enemy in this boarding house. The place is has a cold and dusty feel. The residents go hungry and most never leave except to go to the doctor. "The only assist offered is ... Read more
Review of Home Sweet Home
First of all home sweet home is a boarding home not an assisted living. I have had 2 family members that has lived there for years. It is the only place I would 100% recomend. It may be an older b... Read more